Cancer-killing virus acts by alerting immune system

Added: 14.02.2018 14:24 | 0 views | 0 comments

A new study has shown that a cancer-killing ('oncolytic') virus currently in clinical trials may function as a cancer vaccine -- in addition to killing some cancer cells directly, the virus alerts the immune system to the presence of a tumor, triggering a powerful, widespread immune response that kills cancer cells far outside the virus-infected region.

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